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Not a Star and Otherwise Pandemonium: Stories A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead Books

by Nick Hornby

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Eight Pieces on Prostitution

by Dorothy Johnston

"The stories in Eight Pieces on Prostitution span the whole of my writing life and include my first published story, 'The Man Who Liked to Come with the News', which Frank Moorhouse chose for his 1983 anthology,...


Sheepshit on the Brain

by Ken Prato

"SHEEPSHIT ON THE BRAIN" is a light-hearted volume describing the lifestyle of a sheep-shearer plying his trade on the outback shearing stations of Australia. The main theme throughout the book is the spirit...


Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

by Peter Orner

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband...


The Youngest One

by Nancy Springer

Jessie is tired of dealing with her drunk mother and life in a rough part of town, and when a creepy woman approaches her one morning and advises her to pay attention to Shakespeare's As You Like It in her English...


Seven Books By Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Seven books by fantasy short story writer Hans Christian Andersen, in one book:

Andersen's Fairy Tales

The Ice-Maiden; and Other Tales

O.T., a Danish Romance

Pictures of Sweden

Sand-Hills of Jutland

Stories From Hans...


Come Together, Fall Apart

by Cristina Henriquez

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts,...


The Unused Prom Dress

by Earl Staggs

Police Officer Patti Johnson is torn between duty and lost love. The fugitive hiding in the ladies room of the Pizza Hut is the only man she ever loved. Has he come back to her and will all her dreams finally...


Jungle Love

by Jack Ewing

One night on an unnamed tropical island, a young single man and a young married woman slip away from their village into the jungle for a close encounter of the sexual kind. In surrendering to passion, they have...


The Friend of Women and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

The Los Angeles Times has lauded Louis Auchincloss as "a novelist committed to examining the complicated layers of character, psychology, and society." In The Friend of Women, that dedication shines on every...


The Atonement and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

No one else writes about the moral life of America’s moneyed class with anything approaching Louis Auchincloss’s understanding, sympathy, irony, and humor. In this, his first book of short fiction since...


Narcissa and Other Fables

by Louis Auchincloss

With this collection of short stories, Louis Auchincloss will delight his already devoted followers and win many more into the ranks. The stories, which range from studies of family manipulation to the secrets...


The Anniversary and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

Described as “one of the best writers alive” (Susan Cheever), his fiction often compared to that of Henry James and Edith Wharton, Louis Auchincloss brings his keen insight and warm understanding once again...


Galatea

by Madeline Miller

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected...


Transactions

by Ali Alizadeh

An electric collection of fiction from the Prime Minister’s Prize shortlisted author Transactions, the second work of prose fiction by Ali Alizadeh, presents a provocative and panoramic view of our contemporary...


13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

by Writer's Digest Editors

Writer's DigestShort Short Story Competition

This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the First-Place...


Prince Lazybones and Other Stories

by W. J. Hays

Of all the illustrious families who have shone like gems upon the earth's surface, none have been more distinguished in their way than the Lazybones family; and were I so disposed I might recount their virtues...


The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 2

by Prince Ghosh

An elephant herd is a kind of republic, something like the United States of America, only much smaller and much simpler. So its leader is a sort of president. He is usually the wisest elephant in the herd.

You...


The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 1

by Prince Ghosh

I have just told you that, after drinking, the elephants jump into the water and have a bath and a swim. That is, all the grown-up elephants do that, while the little ones stay on the bank and play about.

But,...


"Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise"

by John Fee Gibson

A book of five short stories 1. "Oh threats of hell and hopes of paradise" 2. "One thing at least is certain, this life flies" 3. "One thing is certain and the rest is lies" 4. "The flower that once has blown...